Game Master I Trainee, RPG/TRPG

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/13 01:04:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-03-18T15:34:34-07:00
RPG Research has immediate need for multiple tabletop role-playing game masters, level I, volunteers, that we are willing train for the right candidates showing the right abilities,commitment level, and interest. Training is applicable to the Certified Game Master I certification offered by RPG Therapeutics LLC.

Up to date version of this position here:  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run tabletop RPG sessions at various locations.
  • Typically 1-6 players per session.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Research rules and guidelines, including GM Code of Conduct.
  • Complete assessment forms when appropriate.
  • Prepare character sheets for participants to choose from.
  • Run adventures ranging from "one shots" to ongoing mid-length and long-term campaigns.
  • Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with RPG Research Player Code of Conduct.
  • Attend either in-person, or via remote access, at least one free training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Availability for at least 2 regular group sessions per month (game sessions typically 3-5 hours) (in addition to training sessions).
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

Education and Training


  • Must pass background check before allowed to work with clients.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of role-playing game system rules for at least one published game system (willing to train).
  • Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident but warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.

Optional but helpful:

  • Experienced theatrical acting skills
  • Effective voice acting skills
  • Experienced broadcasting skills
  • Experienced audio/video skills
  • Experience with online broadcasting: Youtube, Twitch, etc.

* Formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).


_Core Competencies (will train)_

  • Organizational skills
  • Group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Storytelling skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
  • Passionate supportive energy

Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Research offices, or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations

Hours:Training: 3-10 hours per week free training (we offer 2 training sessions per week, require attending at least one per week)

Playing/GM: 6-10+ hours per month (at least 2 sessions per month in addition to training sessions).

Compensation:Volunteer (no financial compensation).

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year (Volunteer position only)

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Cole Igneri
Cole Igneri says:
Dec 06, 2018 04:14 PM
This is an opportunity I would like to explore, however it is not clear to me if I need to be living in or near the greater Spokane area. I currently reside in Vermont, and have been looking for an opportunity such as this. Regardless I'd love to connect with someone about this opportunity for further information. I can be reached via Email at
Hawke Robinson
Hawke Robinson says:
Dec 17, 2018 11:14 AM
While people can join RPG Research as volunteers and train remotely from anywhere in the world (volunteer #43 joined a few weeks ago, and have people throughout the US, Brazil, UK, & Saudi Arabia so far), and certification training through RPG Therapeutics LLC can be done remotely as well, for those wanting the paid positions at RPG Therapeutics LLC, at least for now , you need to be in the greater Spokane area (includes Eastern Washington, & Northern Idaho). We have had a few people in the past year move to Spokane specifically for better work opportunities and quality of life, from as far away as the Midwest and Florida. In a year or two we hope to be hiring in western Washington and throughout Oregon and Montana. We also hope some time in the future years to come, to expand throughout the country, but for now the primary paid work is in this geographic region.